|Received:||12/16/2004 3:26:11 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I vehemently oppose allowing telemarketers to leave recorded messages on answering machines and voice mail. Many people, when out of town, call in for their messages. In most cases, they must call long distance to do so. This change would cause people to pay long distance charges to hear mesages they have no desire to receive in the first place. Additionally, the possibility exists that these unsolicited messages could fill the answering machine or voice mail, thus making it impossible to receive important and possibly urgent messages. Please don't backpeddle in the face of telemarketing pressure. Consumers should be afforded the privacy they have indicated that they want! I am already receiving many of these annoying recorded messages and each time, I am forced to call the offender to demand that my number be removed. If this amendment passes, I believe the number of these calls will increase, thus forcing me to call even more offenders to demand removal of my number.